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Eye health survey launched to understand levels of awareness amongst GPs

News posted: 29/11/2013

An eye health survey by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the UK Vision Strategy partnership has been launched to understand the current levels of awareness amongst general practitioners (GPs) and primary healthcare teams in managing the eye health of their patients and the needs of their patients with sight loss.

The results from this survey will help to inform the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) clinical priority programme for eye health and provide a baseline against which to assess the programme’s impact within general practice and across primary care over the next three years. The survey is aimed at general practitioners, practice managers and practice nurses.

Dr Waqaar Shah, RCGP’s clinical champion for eye health, said: “It is essential for us to understand what the current level of knowledge GP’s and practice teams have about eye health and sight loss so we can use these results to inform the clinical priority programme over the next three years and assess its impact. I urge GPs, practice managers and practice nurses to spend five minutes taking part in the survey today to help inform the RCGPs future work and support offered to its members’’.

For further information about the clinical priority programme and useful resources click here.